EPEC-EPSC Working Group
The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) brings together scientists from the fields of planetary and space research every autumn. The meeting covers all disciplines from space instrumentation to data analysis and modelling. Particularly for young researchers, it can be a great experience and opportunity to attend EPSC and present their research and start forming a network. As the EPEC-EPSC Working Group, we are acting as agents for early career scientists, ensuring that young researchers are represented at EPSC, that they find their way through this big meeting and that the conference programme is attractive to them.
EPSC activities include:
- EPEC corner
At the EPEC corner you can always find one of us, get information about the early-career programme and sign up for various activities.
- Outstanding Student Poster Award
If you are presenting a poster at the EPSC, do not miss to take part in the OSSP award! Tick the relevant box when submitting your abstract and do not forget to mark your poster with the OSSP banner so that the judges can find it easily.
- Short courses, training, career development and workshops
We are ensuring that the conference program every year contains sessions and events that are of particular interest to young researchers. Short courses are usually held during the lunch breaks in a more informal environment. Topics of past short courses were, for example:
- Scientific writing
- It’s all about the money: How to write a proposal and what are possible sources of funding to apply for? Check out the slides
- Past and present space missions
Furthermore, we are maintaining a job-board during the conference week. Here, you can find current postings of PhD and PostDoc positions, internships and master theses. Since the contact persons/supervisors of these postings often attend the EPSC it is a unique opportunity to directly meet them! Take advantage of this and have your CV prepared.
Science is fun !
- Science Flash
Presenting scientific work in oral and poster sessions, publishing it in journals and books is undoubtedly essential for a successful career. However, presenting scientific content in a creative and entertaining way is not only fun, but also a good training! The Science Flash has become an established event in the EPSC program. Participants have 3 minutes and maximum one slide to entertain the audience with what they are working on. Seek out for the Science Flash in the EPSC program, sign up in advance or during the conference at the EPEC corner and win one of the most wanted trophies!
Check out the EPSC program to not miss the social event that we organise, and other fun activities! The week’s programme of EPEC activities will be available online before the conference and also at the EPEC corner during the EPSC week.
Find out our activities at last year EPSC via https://www.europlanet-society.org/epec-epsc-2018/
Are you interested in helping to shape the EPSC program with us? Do you have ideas or wishes for future short courses and trainings at the EPSC? Please let us know! Contact us and/or become a member of the EPEC-EPSC Working Group by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Maike Brigitte Neuland, PostDoc, Swedish Institute of Space Physics IRF, Sweden
Solmaz Adeli, PostDoc, German Aerospace Center DLR, Berlin